Why is it important for managers to carefully consider the type of organizational structure that they use to implement their strategies?
Answer to relevant QuestionsBriefly trace the dominant growth pattern of major corporations from simple structure to functional structure to divisional structure. Discuss the relationship between a firm’s strategy and its structure. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the three types of boundary less organizations: barrier-free, modular, and virtual? If a firm has a divisional structure and places extreme pressures on its divisional executives to meet short-term profitability goals (e.g., quarterly income), could this raise some ethical considerations? Why? Why not? What are the most important differences between an “integrity organization” and a “compliance organization” in a firm’s approach to organizational ethics? What is meant by the concept of a continuum of radical and incremental innovations?
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